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I have just joined this group.
My interests are the Layzell family who lived around the North Essex/Suffolk border from 1700 to 1900 and the West Family who lived in Dagenham in the 1800's when it was still semi rural Essex.
I am able to offer help to anyone looking for relatives in Burnham on Crouch and the villages of the Dengie 100 which is the little part of Essex that juts out into the North Sea south of Maldon , East of Chelmsford and North of Wickford.
I'd be interested in knowing more about your Layzell's? I am currently tracing a line of Layzell's for a friend. Emma Layzell b1858 daughter of Walter & Mary b1834. I have a fair amount of stuff on them but wondering if there may be a connection? You live just around the corner to me, well a couple of miles or so!
Sadly not my Layzells
I start with Robert b 1785 at Bures St Mary who married Mary
They had William and John Layzell b1826 at Wiston
John is my line who married Emma King
They had James,Harriet,Robert,Ann,George , Charlotte, Lucy and in 1864 my GF Harry
Harry married Harriet and had Edith,Walter,Charlotte, Maud,Florrie,Jack and my father Robert Stanley.
Of course there is a chance that Robert and Mary may have had a 3rd son called Walter but I haven't found any christening records yet.
The Layzell surname seems to have emanated from that Suffolk/Essex border area- in the 1841 survey the vast majority of Layzells are at Lt Cornard, Bures, Nayland, Topperfield so they may well have come from one original family and we are all related.
If you haven't visited there is a good rootsweb Layzell mailing list and of course there is the Layzell surname website and the Layzell index that Adrian Gray maintains.